Issue 135 – Thursday 8 December 2011
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Biosphere invites Eumundi to join
Happy 100th anniversary DE
oosa Biosphere reserve volunteers are looking to build stronger links with communities in Eumundi, Verrierdale and Doonan by seeking to change the biosphere reserve boundaries to accommodate these areas. New Chair of Noosa Biosphere Ltd and Eumundi resident Sue Davis said that biosphere status was awarded to the region due to the strong community ethos towards biosphere objectives that include conservation, sustainable development and education. “However, those attributes don’t just stop at the border, and there has been interest from these communities in becoming part of the Noosa Biosphere since its early days,” said Ms Davis. “Biosphere volunteers have been actively partnering alongside many different organisations on projects outside the official boundaries and it made sense to see if we can jointly put in an application to have those boundaries changed to reflect the broader region.” Community meetings to discuss potential boundary changes have been scheduled at Eumundi CWA Hall on Monday 12 December at 6.30pm and at Noosa Pengari Steiner School Hall in Doonan for continued on page 4
Children from Eumundi State School in front of the building that opened on 2 December 1911 and is now Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre (DE). The children’s heritage walk was led by Lyndall Friend dressed for 100 years ago – the building was a church for three different denominations until it was purchased by Eumundi Historical Assn in 1995 to house a museum. More photos on page 20.
For it is Christmas Carols by Candlelight at the amphitheatre last Sunday evening attracted an enthusiastic crowd of close to 1000 adults and children. Local entertainers, school choirs and Santa led the traditional community carol singing. More photos on page 5.
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Eumundi Combined Community Organisation (ECCO) proudly distributes 4000 copies free each fortnight to all within postcode 4562 area and at outlets nearby. Thursday 8 December 2011
Eumundi Summer Nights – markets, movies & music Five Friday nights from 5 – 9pm starting Friday 16 December Centre of town, Eumundi ❯ Relaxed night out for locals, Christmas shopping under the stars ❯ Wine and dine + fresh produce + treats to take home ❯ Live music to groove to and free outdoor movies* for the kids *from 6.30pm (ish) each week
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Thursday 8 December 2011
Editor's Desk My Street – Bunya Road John Bull
t must be December in Queensland – poincianas everywhere wearing red for Christmastide. These trees with their carpet of red are a special memory for our extended families who often had these trees on their extensive country properties. I hope you enjoy the photo below taken at the school break up disco. Thought it illustrated the fun of Christmas – hands in everywhere serving mini rolls to hungry children disco dancing. Joyce Turnbull firstname.lastname@example.org
unya Road is a leafy road with large trees and areas of rainforest. There are remaining signs from the period when Bunya Rd was the Bruce Hwy with wide road reserves still in many places both sides of the old highway. When I purchased my property in 1971, I noted that in places it was much like the country lanes of Kent where I originated from. My address then was ‘Old Bruce Hwy, Eumundi.’ Bunya Rd then took a turn to go through Eumundi town and then up Eumundi Range Rd to Cooroy. The original properties at the north-west end of Bunya Rd were settled by the Caplick family. I was privileged to have had a few good talks
Community Diary Fri 9 Dec Term IV public schools finishes Mon 12 Dec 6.30pm Public meeting re extension of the Noosa Biosphere Reserve boundaries to this area Eumundi CWA Hall, 80 Memorial Dr Welcome to bring family and friends
ECCO thanks the volunteers who contributed over 100 hours production, collation and delivery work for the last issue of Eumundi Green.
This fortnight’s volunteer contributors include:
Fran Maguire Sub-editor
Keep Smiling, DYK
with Dick Caplick and his brother. The Caplick land went roughly from the sale yards south to the Thunder Egg Farm. Like most settlers then, the Red Cedar went first then the remaining good timber then bananas and other crops were grown. Their water came from Caplick Creek, as it is now, and was procured by a small tank on a sledge pulled by a horse. We are still quiet and peaceful although only less than 3km from Eumundi town centre. I still have three wallabies visit me night and morning; they love to eat paw paw skins. Also, over the years I have been visited three times by a Jabiru.
Indee Theatre News
EG Around the World
Mon 12 Dec EDCA Meeting 7pm Joe’s Waterhole Ph 5445 7792
Wed 14 Dec Paul Tatton’s mobile office 9am – noon FigTree Eumundi
Tues 13 Dec 6.30pm Public meeting re extension of the Noosa Biosphere Reserve boundaries to this area Noosa Pengari Steiner School Hall, 86 Nyall Rd Doonan Welcome to bring family and friends
Fri 16 Dec Eumundi Summer Nights night markets commence, 5–9pm five Fridays in a row (last night 13 January) Includes free outdoor movie for kids – see inside front cover Ph 5442 7106
Deadline for issue out Thurs 22 Dec for display and Green Leaf ads & copy is NOON Thurs 15 Dec Published by Eumundi Combined Community Organisation Ltd ACN 133 941 278 ● www.eumundicco.com.au For advertising rates and requirements please go to www.eumundigreen.com.au or Ph 0413 199 766. A yearly subscription is $50 posted. Please phone us for local delivery points or to attend to any delivery requirements. Eumundi Green: taking the essence of Eumundi to the world.
Eumundi Combined Community Organisation Ltd Kon Hepers Nature Notes
Helen Hepburn Nature Notes
LisaSista Photography Body Art 2012
Alain Bouvier Photos page 20
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Business News Biosphere invites Eumundi to join continued from page 1
Tuesday 13 December at 6.30pm, and all are welcome. “In partnership with the community, we wish to explore the opportunity to broaden the boundaries of the existing Man and the Biosphere reserve and present a compelling case back to UNESCO,” said Ms Davis. “However we can’t do this alone; we need support from the local community and we also need to
know that they want this.” “We believe that an extended Noosa biosphere reserve boundary will strengthen the opportunities within these regions and they too can then capitalise on Man and the Biosphere reserve status as well as strengthen the partnerships across like-minded communities.” For more information on the meetings, go to www. noosabiosphere.org.au.
Police Beat Blair Doran
e are seeking public assistance in solving a number of break and enter offences that have occurred in our area over the past month. The first occurred at a house on Running Creek Rd North Arm where the offenders have ransacked the house prior to leaving in a white Ford sedan. The neighbour saw the offenders after they had stolen property from the house and then decamped in this vehicle. There were two males and one female person. We are currently following up some leads in relation to this matter. Offenders have also gained entry to a house on Chants Rd Valdora and stolen a Yamaha YZF450 motor bike. The offenders have opened a roller door and taken the bike. It is believed that they would have had some type of vehicle possibly a 4WD. In another matter thieves have broken into a house on Dean Rd Verrierdale and taken a quantity of assorted jewellery. The culprits gained entry to the house by
removing a fly screen from the bathroom window and climbing through the open window. If anyone has any information at all that may help us solve these offences they are urged to contact us at Eumundi Police Station on 5442 8222 or by ringing crime stoppers. On another note our friendly hard working Officer in Charge Al McPhee is packing up his family and relocating back out to Longreach. Al has been in Eumundi for the past four and a half years and he will be sorely missed around here. He will be around till just before Christmas so there are still a couple of weeks left to say goodbye to him. Al informs me that he has thoroughly enjoyed his time in Eumundi and he is leaving with a heavy heart. He and his family have been fantastic for our community during their stay and I for one will be sad to see them go. I am sure there are many in our community who feel the same way. Drop in and say bye to Al before he leaves.
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Extra shop manager at Continuum Antiques
Meet trainee shop manager Calypso. She is a three months old, Bengal kitten. Cats rule at Continuum and the plan for Calypso is under review as she’s proving to be a bit too pretty and is distracting customers from the antiques! Right now she has a strong case for the title of the most photographed cat in all of Eumundi.
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omputer security is particularly important for home-based businesses which often share their computer resources with family members. If you share your computer with your family, particularly children who are less aware of online risks, then you need to take extra care to secure your computer and your business information. You need to be aware of legal obligations to protect personal data that has been collected from customers and ensure it cannot be inadvertently accessed or shared. Make sure your business information is kept separate from other information on any shared computer. Also ensure that you regularly and separately back up your business information and the applications that are essential to running your business. Not protecting your customer information could have an impact on the reputation of your business or the relationship you have with your customers. For many businesses it is their virtual assets—the data and information being stored on their computers—that are the most valuable and often irreplaceable assets. Protecting that information is an issue for all businesses but particularly small businesses where they may not have the money to spend on dedicated IT security support. Many businesses are also increasingly doing business via the internet as online commerce allows them to reach a broader customer and supplier market. Doing business online increases the importance of having effective online security practices. Providing a secure environment for transactions is critical in building and maintaining customer confidence and trust. Information from Australian Government initiative: www. staysmartonline.gov.au. Views expressed in the Business Clinic are general in nature and not to be relied on as legal, financial or professional advice.
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Eumundi Christmas Carols
Penny Neep, principal of Ray White Noosa Valley at Doonan has closed the doors on the Doonan office. Lyn Cooper, Danny van Heusden and Rachel Broderick are joining her on the move to Elders Noosa as the Hinterland specialists, working the area they love and know: Doonan, Eumundi, Verrierdale and Tinbeerwah. “After over five years it was the time to take a step back from the responsibility of running an office and enjoy listing and selling again,” Penny commented. “Elders Noosa have systems in place that I was looking at implementing, under the proactive leadership of Rob Anderson: we’re all excited about the move.” The Doonan office will close on 9 December. Penny Neep can be contacted on 0400 404 213 or email@example.com
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Good Shepherd students help the Salvos
Year 12 students community senior leaders group with Chief Officer of the Salvation Army’s Noosa Corps Captain Neville Hall. Each of the 24 secondary pastoral care groups “adopted” a person for whom they put together a Christmas gift package.
From the Treetops
Tracey Degiorgio (contributor), Cooroy Family Support Centre
For Christmas, why not swear
n oath, that is. Yes, not a usual suggestion for the festive season, but definitely one to think about. As we approach Christmas, it is timely to reflect on those who don’t look forward to fun-filled family gatherings and festivities, because they feel trapped in a cycle of violence. Statistics show that one in three Australian women over the age of 15 have reported experiencing physical or sexual violence at some time in their lives. This is not just an issue for women but also a very personal issue for men whose wives, mothers, sisters, daughters and friends are affected by violence and abuse. It is a minority of men who treat women and girls with contempt and violence, but it is the majority of men whose responsibility it is to challenge sexist behaviour and create a culture where any kind of abusive behaviour is unacceptable. Men need to break the silence and feel able to speak out and step in when male friends or relatives insult or attack women.
White Ribbon Day is the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It is also the start of a global campaign for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, which ends this Saturday 10 December – Human Rights Day – highlighting that to live without threat of violence is a basic human right. In Australia, the White Ribbon organisation’s current campaign encourages men and boys to swear an oath. Christmas is about giving, so why not respond to these sobering statistics and swear an oath never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. You can find out more and take the oath at http://www. whiteribbon.org.au/myoath and join other Australian men such as Wil Anderson, Keith Urban, Hazem El Masri, David Koch, Hamish and Andy, and Shannon Noll – why not be part of it. Cooroy Family Support Centre provides free domestic violence support and counselling.
Love or detest something? This is your chance to shout it from the treetops. Send up to 300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday 8 December 2011
Community News News in brief
No fires tonight please
Picitiup bags with distinctive signage are being made available to help walkers wage the war on litter while on their daily walk. Bags are available for free from Council Customer Service Centres and Libraries and Noosa Integrated Catchment Association/Noosa Biosphere, and walkers are urged to re-use them as much as possible.
Lonergan Lane Eumundi The recent changes in traffic arrangements in Lonergan Lane were introduced to improve pedestrian safety on market days. Signs were recently installed to indicate these changes that include closure of the laneway to motorists while the markets are running and that the laneway is open to two-way traffic at all other times for locals' convenience. Council implemented these changes in good faith after listening to concerns about markets pedestrian safety and locals' inconvenience in the area from a number of local community groups and individuals. The development of a traffic management plan is a work in progress with Council and Eumundi Combined Community Organisation. There is a code of conduct for street performance for the area for walk by acts, roving acts and circle acts. Please note my last mobile office at the Fig Tree Eumundi for 2011 is from 9am-noon on Wednesday 14 December.
Paul Tatton, Division 10 Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Monthly garage sale and sausage sizzle at Katie Rose Cottage Hospice will be held at 855 Eumundi Noosa Rd Doonan (opp. Duke Rd) on Saturday 10 December 7am–2pm with 100 per cent of funds raised going to hospice. Wallum’s Shadow, a new public art projection using time-lapse photography, digital compositing, cinematic styles and experimental narrative has been installed by Sunshine Coast Council at Noosa Junction station. Commuters can experience the light and dark of Wallum’s Shadow until February 2012.
President Alf Newman (left) and members of Eumundi Rural Fire Brigade enjoying a Christmas meal hosted at the station and prepared by Chef Max Porter of Food of No Fixed Address.
On the bus, the community bus
Eumundi & District Community Assn president Adrian Combes with wife Tracey (front row) with members heading out for their traditional Christmas thank you dinner.
Our cafe – restaurant directory great food, great locals We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year
Food @ Eumundi
The Fig Tree
Best fresh produce, two multi award-winning chefs Private functions & catering OPEN B'fast & lunch Wed-Sat plus Sunday brunch 1/104 Memorial Dr Eumundi Ph 5442 7072 BYO • GF • TA • ✿ • • F
Restaurant and tapas bar Catering your place or ours Locally sourced & organic OPEN Open early each day and at 5pm Thurs, Fri & Sat for tapas 86 Memorial Dr Eumundi Ph 5442 8555 • GF • TA • ✿ • F
Cafe, restaurant, cocktail bar Mediterranean Alfresco OPEN B'fast from 8am Wed, Sat, Sun. Lunch 11am-2.30pm Wed to Sun. Dinner Wed to Sat 6pm-9pm 69 Memorial Dr Eumundi Ph 5442 7766 • BYO • GF • TA • ✿ • • F
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Pizza, burgers, fish and chips, daily specials Phone orders welcome OPEN seven nights Lunch Wed & Sat 77 Memorial Dr Eumundi Ph 5442 7133 BYO • GF • TA • ✿ • F
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Your Say Reporting on the mayoral race With the world spotlight on newspapers’ ethics, or lack thereof, I believe all Sunshine Coast newspapers, including the Sunshine Coast Daily, an APN paper, will be scrupulously ethical and balanced in their news reporting of the forth-coming Sunshine Coast Council mayoral race. It goes without saying, therefore, that ALL the mayoral “battlers” will be given equal editorial and Letters to the Editor space (200 words or less) to hit back at claims and outline all their good points, with photographs as well. (See Sunshine Coast Daily, 26 November). Hopefully, the ethical balance will also include other Letters to the Editor, with not all of those published bitterly targeting and denigrating other “battlers”. Paid advertising space is, of course, the battlers’ prerogative, not affected in any way by mates’ rates. J Morrison Retired APN journalist Donations to Eumundi’s Wildlife Rehab now tax deductible I am delighted to inform you that the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre,
located at 1411 Noosa Eumundi Road, has finally been approved by the Department of the Environment as a Registered Environmental Organisation with Deductible Gift Recipient status. This means that in future donations made to the Centre of $2 or more will be tax deductible. The Centre started operations 13 years ago on a very small scale and over the years with the investment of many thousands of dollars, has now grown into a large establishment dedicated to the care of injured and orphaned wildlife. Gill and Col Brownhill, the owners of the property, have dedicated over 10 years of their lives to bring the facility to its present level. The number of patients admitted has grown to about 1500 a year with the majority returned to a suitable habitat when ready for release. The funding for this operation is received from the Sunshine Coast Council and several community groups in our area including the EHA and EDCA with various clubs and animal welfare groups also donating as well as members of the public. Most of the operating costs of the Centre are spent on food for the birds and animals in
For shopping with flair
COMING UP Sunday in Eumundi Sunday 11 Dec 90 boutiques Eumundi Square for Christmas shopping with a difference Enjoy lunch at one of Eumundi’s celebrated eateries Sunday 25 Dec
We wish you a merry Christmas and we thank you for your support in 2011
Cemeteries are sacred We recently tragically lost our son in an accident. We laid him to rest in our local Eumundi Cemetery. This felt like the right place to our family at this horribly sad time – it was small, peaceful and beautiful. We have been greatly distressed recently to discover a gift we placed on our precious son’s resting place, a crystal quartz cluster with a small green frog attached – has been moved. This was a gift and has significant sentimental value only to us and our son. If this could please be returned to the Cemetery and left on the tank stand it would mean a lot to our family. Appleby family Eumundi $8 per line payable on lodgement either by phone credit card or to Eumundi Green BSB 633 108 Account 138 935 689. See deadline details page 3.
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care. All the work in caring for the patients is done on a voluntary basis. Donations to the Centre would be greatly appreciated and can be posted to the address shown above or go to www.wildliferehab. com.au. You can rest assured that any donation will be put to good use, with nothing being wasted on administration or advertising costs. Christine Hartley Volunteer
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Please look out for Eumundi Green’s popular calendar which will be distributed with our Christmas issue out on Thursday 22 December.
Belli’s New Year’s Eve old-time dance will be held on Saturday 31 December, commencing at 7.30pm. Popular local band Sunshine Swing, with Rex Eggmolesse as lead singer, will entertain for a fun family night concluding with a grand finale at 12 midnight. Entry fee $12 per adult and $5 school children includes a countrystyle supper. Belli Hall is an alcohol-free venue located at 1170 Kenilworth Rd, Belli Park, just past the Belli Picnic Shop. Contact Margaret on 5447 0175 or visit www.bellihall.com. Y-shop now open Saturdays in Cooroy Library from 9.30am to 11.30am over the summer holidays to help young adults develop entrepreneurial skills, build confidence, practise customer service and aids them in starting their very own business. Y-shops are original and new to libraries on the Coast. Y-shops are run solely by young people aged between 10 and 25 years with an interest in selling their original creative work.
Pav ilion Markets
Markets open 8am–1.30pm Wednesday and Saturday Heavenly scent soy candles, great range of books, Eumundi massage, beauty therapy, handcrafted Texan leather products, energy balancing, tarot card readings, lamps and lights and lots more...
Santa's cottage open for the night markets from 16 December Fun for the whole family Visit us soon 76 Memorial Dr Eumundi Enquiries Ph Lee 0407 127 157
Thank you to our wonderful community
he small working group which organised last Sunday night’s Carols by Candlelight was delighted by the sense of community and the joy of the night. We acknowledge the support of talented entertainers working for the community, the sponsors whose cash and in kind contributions made the night possible, our hard-working volunteers, our distinguished guests and most of all, our families. Again – thank you so much and season’s greetings. Cherrie Orr and Melissa Isles
Thursday 8 December 2011
Eumundi State School
ears 4-7 end-of-year musical Tribute to Broadway was performed to the tumultuous delight of a crowded audience in Noosa High hall. Year 7 performed a Hairspray excerpt from the Tribute to the audience at the Year 7 graduation ceremony. Girl dux at the graduation was Grace Laird, boy dux was Andy Parsons. Meg Gemmell was girl sportsperson of the year and Thomas Coleborn was the boy sportsperson of the year (photos below). More graduation photos have been placed on P & C’s facebook.
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Farewell our classes of 2011
WHILE WE LIVE WE GROW
We congratulate our children on their personal achievements during the year especially our Year 7 graduates. It's been a year to remember. Thank you to our community for supporting us so wonderfully in 2011. We wish all our families a great summer holiday. We look forward to your safe return in the new year and to welcoming preppies and other new students on Monday 23 January 2012.
Season's greetings from Mick Connors, staff & P & C
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Markets Drum Lifted launched at markets
egular performer at the Original Eumundi Markets Richard Goldsworthy launched his sixth solo piano album titled Lifted last week. The gentle piano music inspired by writing retreats in several beautiful places is intended by Richard to “calm the mind and lift the spirit”. Lifted was recorded at Grevillea Studios in Brisbane on their 12ft Bosendorfer grand piano. Richard says, “It is truly one of the most beautiful instruments I’ve ever had the privilege to play”.
Fund raiser for Moy Sweetman and Frangipani Dreams
Body Art Carnivale for 2012 launched
his quaint rocking chair has been renovated by stall holders Trevor Fielding and Graham Fowler (photo) as a raffle prize to help out the local charity. The raffle will be drawn on 21 December. Tickets for $1 each may be purchased at the Original Eumundi Markets including on the first night of the Eumundi Summer Nights series on Friday 16 December 5pm-9pm.
This special live body painting session in the theme of Under the Sea by world renowned body artist Bec Anthony launched the start of activities for the 2012 Carnivale to be held on 12 and 13 May. As well as entertaining visitors from the adjacent Original Eumundi Markets, the resulting artwork from the session will become the flagship image for 2012. Photo: LisaSista Photography
Markets more than shopping
Community dividend from markets EHA's annual donations program to community groups this year totals $115,000 to 22 community groups and events. We regard these donations as the community dividend from hosting our Original Eumundi Markets. EHA donations this year have made a difference to the Verrierdale Community Hall and to the Navy Cadets:
A donation assisted Navy Cadets refurbish an old site office regarded as "a bit of a wreck" into this new instruction room. The Navy Cadets also raised funds towards the project by volunteer work on the markets car parking roster.
This 60 year old Verrierdale treasure now has an upgraded kitchen and toilet facilities so that visitors to the hall now have access to a safe and healthy catering space. The hall is the centre of activity for the community when it hosts meetings, private gatherings and public events. It is the glue that helps bind the community. Eumundi & District Historical Association Inc.
ty ing the Communi
Under the watchful eye of nurse Kirsty Ferguson (top photo) is John from Coolum making his 27th donation of plasma at the Red Cross mobile service van visiting the markets site. Dan from Australian Hearing was next door to provide information from his van on screening for hearing, care options and information on Sunshine Coast services including the latest hearing aid technology. Thursday 8 December 2011
Celebrate Food Volunteers’ Christmas favourites
Clytie Glass says this recipe is excellent for any time of year, however in her family it is a “must” on Christmas Day.
ur greatly valued Eumundi Green volunteers come from many places and Christmas celebrations are common to all. Here is a fabulous selection of favourite recipes for those days during the holidays when you’re tired of turkey and ham or just a bit stumped about what to cook.
Chicken, mango and avocado salad, Thai style Computer Coop’s Nathan Woodcock says this recipe provides a spicy alternative during the Christmas season. As you can see from the photo of Bec and their three boys, Dylan (left), Zach and Noah, it’s going to be a busy and exciting time in the Woodcock home. Ingredients 400 ml can coconut milk 500g chicken breast, no bone or skin 2 tblsp fish sauce 1 tblsp palm sugar 1 tblsp lime juice 1 green and 1 red chilli, seeded and chopped 6 golden shallots, finely chopped 1 mango, diced 1 avocado, diced 1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves 1/2 cup coriander leaves 2 tblsp shredded coconut, lightly toasted, to garnish (optional) Method Heat the
simmering in a medium saucepan. Add chicken and poach until just cooked, about 10 minutes. Leave in coconut milk until cool, then remove taking care to retain the liquid. Shred chicken finely. In a mixing bowl, dissolve the palm sugar in the fish sauce, add the lime juice and about ½ cup of the cooled poaching liquid. Add remaining ingredients: shredded chicken, green and red chillies, shallots, mango, avocado, coriander and basil leaves. Toss gently to combine. Serve and garnish with toasted coconut.
Ingredients 1 packet yellow jelly 1 tin evaporated milk, chilled minimum 24 hours 3/4 cup passionfruit pulp Method Make jelly using half quantity of water, allow to cool but not set. When jelly is cool, whip evaporated milk in chilled bowl, until very thick (it will expand similar to egg whites).
Mix jelly and passionfruit pulp together, then fold into evaporated milk. Put into serving bowls, cover and refrigerate immediately. (Cook’s note: mango pulp and orange jelly can be substituted if preferred.) Clytie says, “If the evaporated milk isn’t super cold it won’t whip properly so putting it in the freezer for an hour before whipping is good idea.”
Swedish beetroot salad Beetroot is a favourite Aussie vege and is a regular in dishes all around Europe too. Inger Vinogradov gives us this recipe from home that will give festive colour to your table. GOD JUL from Inger. Ingredients 1 450g can of sliced beetroot 1 apple, peeled and cored 1/2 Spanish onion 1 pickled gherkin 150ml whipping cream salt and pepper to season
Inger says, “This salad is delicious with all cold meats, especially Christmas ham – enjoy.”
Method Cut the beetroot and apple into small cubes. Chop onion and gherkin finely. Mix the chopped vegetables together and season to taste. Whip the cream until just firm. Fold the whipped cream into the salad. Chill until ready to serve.
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Massage Voucher from Picture of Health from $40 (buy one get one 50% off) Ph 5447 6671
Delicious French Macaroons with free gift wrapping from Maison de Provence 9/13 Garnet St, Ph 5472 0077
Natural Latex Chiropractic Pillow for $95 from Life Enhancing Chiropractic 7 Garnet St, Ph 5472 0808
Ultimate Art Set Jumbo (299 pieces) for only $9.99 at Belvedere Newsagency 4 Diamond St
Flower arrangement from $35 from Hyacinths Bouquet, 1/21 Maple St Ph 5447 6447
Watches from $85 at Rykenberg Jewellers Emerald St (next to ANZ), Ph 5447 6322
American Diecast Classic Cars from $24.95 from Gelignite Jacks, 2 Emerald St, Ph 5442 6744
Fruit basket from $35 at Cooroy Fruit Bowl (Cnr of Maple & Emerald St) phone to order on 5447 6015
Scarlett Collection GHD Gift Packs ($289 and $309) from Letâ€™s Talk Hair Shop 1A Garnet Place, Garnet St, Ph 5447 6844
New wheels or tyres, gift certificates from $50 at Cooroy Tyrepower, 3 Jarrah St, Ph 5447 6900 Gift-boxed Coffee Packs for $20 from Jamaica Blue, 2a Emerald St Ph 5472 0065
Zippys from $10 at Buttoney Boo Store, Shop 2 /14 Maple St, Ph 5472 0183
Purchase a Music2Grow Program Voucher by 8 Dec and receive the Musical Home Learning Kit for under the tree from Verna Ph 0415 482 264, firstname.lastname@example.org
Plants and giftware from $3.95 at Sauers Produce & Garden Centre, 13 Diamond Street, Ph 5442 5933
What about a wood smoked Christmas ham for a unique gift idea from Trent & Ang at Cooroy Butchery 20C Maple St, Ph 5447 6641 Thursday 8 December 2011
With stunning street decorations, a fun Shop Window Trail and a wide choice of retailers, nothing beats Christmas shopping in Cooroy â€“ whether you are looking for stocking fillers or one of those unique standout gifts, you are sure to find it here! Hereâ€™s our choice of the top Cooroy Christmas gift ideas to get you started.
Porcelain Pet Bowls starting from $14 from Pets Fur Ever, Shop 8 / 14 Maple Lane Ph 5442 6460
Gift certificates for RSL, Bowls Club or Locale Italian Restaurant from $20 at Cooroy RSL, 25 Maple St, Ph 5447 6131
Assorted Rikaro Glassware figurines exclusive to Cooroy Central Guardian Pharmacy 26 Maple St, Ph 5447 6028
Celebrate the festive season in the Boo Radley range (from $39) now available at Lilly Pilly Boutique & Gifts 24 Maple St, Ph 5447 7185
Treat someone you love to a gift box from $49.95 or voucher to make them feel beautiful for Christmas at Quick Snip, Cnr Elm & Diamond St Ph 0438 724 431
Huge selection of Liquor Gift Packs from $20 from Cooroy Hotel 38 Maple St, Ph 5447 6355
A beautiful handbag or wallet like the Serenade patent leather handbag $169 from Cooroy Shoes and Accessories 28A Maple Street
Kayaks from $375 (large range of accessories available) at Cooroy Outdoor Power & Leisure, 44 Elm St, Ph 5442 6333
Stihl 0.65kW Compact Line Trimmer for a Christmas clean up only $199 from Mower & ATV Solutions 5 Lower Mill Rd, Ph 5442 5999
Zodiac MX8 Pool Cleaner for $799 from Swim Wise Pool Care, 6 Emerald St Ph 5442 5222
Are you ready for Christmas for all your travel needs, servicing on your car and accessories - 10% off selected stock from Cooroy Car Parts, 10 Maple St Ph 5442 5920
Full range of Husqvarna Chainsaws starting from $399 at Cooroy Outdoor Power & Leisure 44 Elm St, Ph 5442 6333
Three piece cooler set for $49 from Sunshine Mitre 10, Maple Street Thursday 8 December 2011
Filters, pumps and accessories drop in and see new owner Mal at Pumps Plus 7a Diamond Street, Ph 5447 7992
Arts Scene Indee Theatre News John Burls
ere’s a Christmas present for the younger members of the family that won’t get broken, won’t be discarded within hours and won’t be properly opened until January – Christmas gift tickets for Cinderella. With all tickets (all ages) just $12 each, it’s a great budget idea and they come in a Cinderella Christmas card. The pantomime Cinderella is a hot favourite with audiences. This well-loved story has all the ingredients for great family entertainment – dance, song, and it’s very funny. Meet all the Cinderella characters: Cinders herself, her friend Buttons, the Kitchen Mice (led by the irrepressible French mouse, Robair), the Ugly Sisters (Hortense and Gertrude), the Wicked Stepmother (Lady Hardcastle), the King and the Queen Mother, the King’s assistant Dandini, the Prime Minister and his ministers, the ladies of the court and, not forgetting Cinderella’s bumbling Fairy Godmother, Eric, better known as Fairy G. It’s a sparkling cast that inhabits
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these characters: Luke Lanham, Debra Pitura, Keith Souter, Carol Burls, Ashley Tugboat Robinson (as Fairy G), Josh Watson, Courtney Rogers, Tremayne Gordon, Jessica Caire, Abigail Hill, Brodie Popple and Amehka Phillips, with Gabbi and Miki Schaffer as Prince Potter and Cinderella, plus members of the Junior Indee Young Players. The popular Favourite Character parade will also be held on stage at each session. All children are invited to come dressed as their favourite cartoon or storybook character. Every child in costume will be given a numbered ticket and, following the final performance on Sunday 22 January, a draw will be held for two magnificent prizes (one boy, one girl). Bookings are open for Cinderella and remember that all youngsters under 10 also get free popcorn, so for value this is a win-win show. Cinderella on Friday 6 January at 5pm, on Saturdays 7, 14 and 21 January at 4pm, and Sundays 8, 15 and 22 January at 11am and 3pm. Book on 5472 8200, or online at eumundilivetheatre.com.
Robert Baines and Dale Leach at Noosa Gallery
obert Baines’ exceptional craft skills and extraordinary body of work are being honoured at Noosa Regional Gallery through the Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series. Baines has profoundly shaped Australian jewellery, objectmaking and international historical scholarship. He uses wry humour in his works that provide delight with their technical brilliance. Baines is internationally recognised for his study of archaeological treasures in gold, is represented in prestigious international public collections and has won major international and national prizes. Robert Baines: Metal opens to the public at Noosa Regional Gallery from Wednesday 14 December with the official public opening on Thursday 15 December at 6pm. Also opening at the same time
at the Noosa Regional Gallery is Caressing the Tiger – a delightful collection of paintings and prints by Dale Leach. Local Sunshine Coast artist and former art teacher Dale Leach presents a series of magical paintings and prints that celebrate the wonderful relationship between cats and their human friends. Dale’s paintings and prints muse on the nature of creativity itself. These colourful works will bring a smile to visitors as they ponder the characters and personalities of these feline portraits. Caressing the Tiger will continue until 29 January. Dale will be a guest artist in January for Noosa Regional Gallery’s Family Day on Sunday 8 January 2012. Family Day is a free, creative day for families to explore their own artistic musings with the skilful guidance of Dale, inspired by her feline friends on exhibit.
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had Shuttleworth has been selected as a Top 20 Finalist for the Toyota Starmaker quest in January 2012. A number of country singers including Keith Urban got a career boost from winning Starmaker. Chad was also a finalist in 2010 for the lucrative prize.
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ur GP Dr Carlos Sanchez is currently studying nutritional and environmental medicine through the Australian College of Nutritional Medicine. There are many elements to good health and what you are eating and drinking plays a very important role in wellness. Nutrition is fuel for the body; it is what “drives” us and hopefully gives us energy. Our modern diet has moved us away from good nutrition. In our grandparents day, organic food was just “food”, unprocessed and with a high nutritional value.
Sadly this is not the case today and our bodies respond to poor quality fuel with symptoms such as tiredness, lethargy, hormone imbalances, chronic diseases and a general feeling of unwellness. This then affects our mood and can trigger depression and other mood irregularities. The good news is that you can return to health by making changes to what you are eating and drinking. If you would like us to support your return to wellness through nutrition please call the Centre for an appointment.
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steoporosis is weak or brittle bones due to a loss of bone density within the bone. This makes them more likely to fracture, especially with mild impact-minimal trauma fractures. How common a problem is it? Well about 40 per cent of women over the age of 50 will develop an osteoporotic fracture and for men over the age of 60 the figure is about 30 per cent. Unfortunately, most people only realise they’ve got osteoporosis after they get the associated fracture. They can get still get treated for osteoporosis but to a certain extent the horse has bolted. The main risk factor for osteoporosis is age but younger adults can get it if they have a family history of osteoporosis, take long-term steroid medication, have poor absorption of minerals in the gut (e.g. coeliac disease), have overactive thyroid, chronic Thursday 8 December 2011
kidney disease, low body weight, or are heavy smokers and drinkers. There are other conditions that can contribute. The main bones likely to fracture are the spine, the hip and the wrist, but any bone can break depending on how you fall. Breaking a bone at any time is bad enough but a bad fracture in the elderly may have significant implications for both quality of life and life expectancy. How do we diagnose osteoporosis? This can be done by a bone density scan, which is available through Medicare if you are greater than 70 years of age or if you are less than 70 but have one of the above risk factors. Bone density machines can be accessed locally in several locations close to you. Just ask your doctor. Osteoporosis screening is an important issue that should be discussed with a doctor.
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In the Spotlight Until we meet again Gee Westera is leaving Eumundi State School for two years. We caught up with her to ask a few questions during the slightly manic end-of-year school program.
Why are you leaving? I am leaving the best school in the universe to fulfil Education Qld’s expectation that every teacher will complete a period of country service. I have been lucky enough to be working at Eumundi for 17 years, so have seen many children come through our gates and made life long friendships with many families. One of the loveliest things about working long term in one school is watching children become young adults. Going to the 21st birthday of someone you taught in Year 2 or holding the baby of a child you once taught, sharing adventures is special. I chose Torres Strait because I’ve always wanted to learn about Indigenous education in a remote community and see a part of Australia that so little is known about. I am technically doing what is called a boomerang transfer which means I can leave my coffee cup on the hook at Eumundi School and come back to my position in two years time. I will be teaching Prep to Year 2 on Yorke Island. The island,
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traditionally called Masig Island, is pretty much half way between the Australian mainland and Papua New Guinea. There are 45 kids in the whole school and I will be working with one other (Indigenous) teacher, who will also be my boss. Why do you say Eumundi is the best school? The kids, they are beautiful, wonderful, smart, connected and they are supported by a strong community. As for the staff, they are my extended family. Like all families, we have loved, laughed, cried, celebrated, and been there for each other. I’m secretly dreading leaving them but I know I’ll be back. You’re known amongst other things for your music? I think it’s an affliction I can’t help! I just love singing and making music with the kids. Our Thursday morning guitar club really rocks! Can’t wait to learn some traditional Torres Strait songs and dances – look out Eumundi!
Finally, what about Gee the woman? Just lucky enough to have a fabulous family: husband Jerry and three grown up boys Jack, Harry and Ned. We live near Lake Weyba, Peregian. I will miss the surf and surfing, my early morning swim, coffee in downtown Eumundi, the markets, the movies. I am going with my eyes and ears open and am already looking forward to my first copy of the Eumundi Green which I shall, of course, take a snap of under the coconut trees. From school principal Mick Connors: “Gee has been an exceptional classroom teacher and colleague who will be missed greatly by the children, parents and staff of the school. Her work at the school has made an important difference to the outcomes of the children in her care. Her positive, approachable and productive manner reflects her dedication and passion for the teaching profession. I personally will make sure that her coffee cup stays on the staffroom hook ready for her return in 2014!
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Happy Christmas Eumundi EDCA is proud to be part of Eumundi community Carols by Candlelight again this year. It was a wonderful evening, full of fun and community spirit. Thank you to the small working group that bring the program to us, to the entertainers and the sponsors who are essential in the evening's success. This year's fund-raising at Carols was in support of Rohan McDonald who was born with tibial aplasia four years ago. It's been quite a journey for Rohan and his family as he was born without tibial bones in his legs and his legs had to be amputated and artificial limbs fitted to give him a chance to walk. We wish the McDonald family a very merry Christmas. We are grateful to artist Stan Reynolds who especially painted the raffle prize when he heard of the plight of the plucky four year old and painted another artwork for Rohan to keep.
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Bits and Pieces Keep Smiling Keep Smiling for it is Christmas Matt Popplewell
ak had just passed his road rules test and decided to ask his clergyman father if there was any way of him getting a bike for Christmas, which was still some months away. “Okay,” said his father. “If you can get top grades at school, study your Bible and get your hair cut, I’ll consider the matter seriously.” A couple of months later, Zak went back to his father who said, “I’m really impressed by your commitment to your studies. Your grades are very good and the work you have put into your Bible studies is very impressive. However, I have to say I’m very disappointed that you haven’t had your hair cut yet.” Zak was a smart kid who was never lost for an answer. “Look dad. In the course of my Bible studies, I’ve noticed in the pictures that Moses, John the Baptist and even Jesus had long hair.” “Yes. I’m aware of that,” replied his father, “but did you also notice they went everywhere on foot?”
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New year brings car park changes It’s been three years since Eumundi Combined Community Organisation (ECCO) commenced operating the market car parks. ECCO objects are to support projects that benefit Eumundi and district, promote and encourage tourism and business and the acquisition and operation of communal activities. The past three years have seen major projects in place such as Experience Eumundi marketing campaign, the acquisition of the community bus and the re-start of the Eumundi Family Medical Centre. To continue the great work that ECCO does on behalf of the Eumundi community, and to continue to achieve towards our three objectives, we are making the following changes to the car park from 1 January 2012.
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Why do we put stockings out on Christmas Eve? Matt Popplewell
Parking fees will rise from $4 to $5 from 1 January 2012. This increase is the first for five years. The increase will in part secure large-scale maintenance expenditure on the car parks.
Overflow parking for shoppers on peak days will continue around Strawberry Lane and the far end of Memorial Drive with visitors asked to contribute a “gold coin“ for using the shuttle services to and from the markets.
he creation of Santa Claus takes us back to the story of him as a fourth century Greek bishop from Turkey with the name St Nicholas. He was known for famously giving generous gifts to the poor. One story of his kindness has led us all to the tradition of hanging stockings above the fireplace on Christmas Eve. It was claimed that Saint Nicholas was aware of a neighbour’s anguish. The neighbour was a father of three but his poverty meant he couldn’t get his daughters married. Saint Nicholas stopped by the house and put gold coins in some stockings drying by the fireplace. The daughters woke the next day to find the gifts in their stockings. The tradition has remained!
Computer Coop Nathan Woodcock
n the spirit of the festive (or silly) season, today we’ll take a light-hearted look at some of the fun tricks you can do on your (or someone else’s) PC. My favourite computer trick involves the following. On a friend or family member’s computer, close all their programs, then take a screenshot of their desktop (use the Print Screen/PrtScrn key for this) and save it using Ms Paint or similar (you just paste the screenshot into MS Paint and save to a file). Then right click on a blank part of the desktop and choose View and untick “Show Desktop Icons.” This hides all their icons. Now browse to where you saved that screenshot, right
click it, and choose “Set as desktop background”. Now they have a picture of their actual desktop set as a background, complete with icons, but as it’s an image, they can’t click on any of the icons. Do your best to stifle your giggles as you watch them madly clicking away at the images of their icons as they try to open their programs. For some more amusement, try these searches in Google: “do a barrel roll”, “askew”, “Google Gravity” (click the “I’m feeling lucky” button for this one), “Chuck Norris” (click “I’m feeling lucky” for this one too). Happy holidays! If you have a problem or a question phone or drop an email.
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To improve the quality of the car parking experience for all, the car park maintenance program will receive a further injection of $20,000 to be spent during the next year including $5000 for tree planting.
Stallholders using Strawberry Flats for parking The current shuttle for stallholders to and from Strawberry Flats will cease as usage is limited it is not economically sustainable to continue. For those who supported this initiative, they will receive car park vouchers to say thank you for supporting this project. Although the current arrangements with Strawberry Farm will cease, on notified peak days all stallholders will be requested to park at Strawberry Flats with a shuttle service being provided.
For community groups and car park volunteers Volunteers will start their car park rosters at the following times: Albert St entrance 6am, Napier Rd entrance to the bottom car park 8am and the top car park 9am. The rate of donation to community organisations for volunteer hours at the car park will increase from $15 per hour to $20 per hour per person For more information please contact Barrie Adams at email@example.com or on 0403 199 094.
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Environment and Outdoors High radio towers not welcome Jim Perry
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We’ve just received a new delivery of a large variety of fruit trees... From the tropical self pollinating apple “Anna’” through to double grafted plums, multi-grafted apple trees and flowering apricot, plum trees, gorgeous nectarine and peach trees, edible figs, pomegranates, quinces along with avocados and olive trees. We also have organic seeded potatoes and turmeric tubers and a wide variety of herbs, vegetable and flowering seedlings. Fresh stock every week! We are an outlet for the “greensmart” herb and vegetable gardens which are self watering. You do not need to stress that the herbs and vegies are suffering from lack of water should you be going away for a week or two. We are located within The Yard landscape centre, Eumundi Rd, Doonan. We are your one-stop shop for all your garden needs. We now offer a garden plan/design service so please call 5471 1590 to make an appointment for your garden revamp or new garden plan. We also offer a plant sourcing service, so any plant that you are finding hard to find, give us a call and let us do the work for you.
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community meeting will be held tomorrow Friday 9 December at 6.30pm at the Valdora Community Hall, Valdora Road, Valdora, to further consider what is seen as a misguided development application MCU11/0 before the closing date for objections to Council, a period they have refused to extend. Concerned citizens of Valdora, Ninderry, Maroochy River, Yandina Creek and North Arm have already met to discuss the application before Council, 53, to install two AM Radio Broadcast Facilities, 88m (288ft or 27 stories) high radio towers on former sugar cane land at 267 Valdora Rd, Valdora. The meeting was convened by residents concerned and alarmed that there has been no consultation with the community, by either the Council or the developer. The residents were only made aware of the Development Application through the efforts of one resident carrying out a letter box drop to surrounding properties. Extensive medical research has reported that the type of radio transmission planned for these towers has potential to create serious radiation health risks, including childhood leukaemia. Moreover, it is reported that the risk is heightened for residents of elevated properties in the locality. Given that the towers will directly face the residential areas on the flanks of Mount Ninderry, serious questions arise. Apart from a small
advertisement in the local newspaper public notices, there has been no attempt to brief or advise the affected residents on what is proposed. Only a very narrow time slot, which closes on 16 December, has been allocated for comments and submissions to be lodged with Council. From a visual amenity perspective, the proposal flies directly in the face of clear policy directions established by the Council itself. Two Council reports, in 2006 and 2009, have set the policy on future cane land use. These reports confirm Council commitments that cane land should not be developed in any way that would detract from the natural beauty, visual amenity or cultural heritage of the area. It is difficult to see how two 88 metre (288 ft) tall towers, with a maze of supporting cables, painted red and white and adorned with flashing red beacons, could possibly comply with this resolute Council position. It is also difficult to understand why the facility is needed at all. The Coast is served by around 15 existing radio stations and which are entirely capable or interrupting service to broadcast any special messages. If some form of independent emergency radio service is deemed absolutely necessary, other options exist which would remove the potential serious radiation impacts, and which would have no significant impact on visual amenity.
Win win Christmas shopping Anonymous
ere are some suggestions for shopping for products and services that are produced in Australia. You see, Christmas does not have to be a case of draining Australian pockets so that China can sell us “monstrous” piles of cheaply produced goods and transport with perhaps insufficient consideration of human and environmental impacts. Consider the following gift vouchers: Everyone gets their hair cut. How about a gift voucher from a local hairdresser or barber? How about a gift voucher for a family portrait photo shoot, one that would last for the ages, to reflect back on. Gym membership voucher? It’s welcome by many who are thinking about some health improvement.
We are blessed with several owner-run restaurants and cafes – see if they offer vouchers. Go on a non-market day and take all the family. How many people could use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a Sunshine Coast workshop? Thinking about a heartfelt gift for Mum? Many mums would love the services of a local cleaning lady for a day in January. How about something more personal? Our local craftspeople make it, bake it, sew it – wonderful products, and they’re on our doorstep. And, how about going out to see a play or pantomime at our Indee Theatre, or buy some tickets to a show at Joe’s and encourage Australian talent. Thursday 8 December 2011
Nature Notes and Outdoors Leeches – slippery little suckers Kon Hepers Native cymbidiums Helen Hepburn
ecently, almost every time we walk around our property, we come back with one or two (sometimes more) unwanted hitch-hikers. The wet weather and lush undergrowth have led to ideal conditions for leeches. Leeches are related to earthworms in a group called annelids, or segmented worms, but unlike their cousins, which feed mainly on dead organic matter, the leeches around here are sanguivorous; that is, they feed on blood. Their method is to lurk in the leaf litter or undergrowth and when they detect the presence of a potential host, by vibration or change in light or temperature, they attach themselves by means of a sucker at each end of their body. Their form of locomotion is similar to an inchworm: they loop the rear end up to the head and then move the front end forward. They also just slither. Sometimes they actually hold themselves erect by almost their full length and wave their body to better detect a host. At this stage they can be as thin as a millimeter in diameter and have no trouble in penetrating socks and squeezing into boots to reach ankles, their favourite site of attachment. Both ends have strong suckers but the head also has a mouth with teeth which they use to penetrate the host’s skin and start sucking blood. Initially this is not noticed by the host because an anesthetic agent masks the (slight) pain. More significantly, their saliva contains a substance called hirudin, an anticoagulant, to stop the blood
from clotting during their feeding. Once they are gorged on many times their own weight of blood they simply let go and fall off. But the blood can keep flowing for a few hours – fortunately its only a small wound. This ability to stop blood clotting caused leeches to be used by medics over 2500 years ago in several ancient civilisations for drawing “bad” blood from patients. This continued well into the 19th century, and even today leeches are used in medicine, including in microsurgery. Australia has about 100 leech species, most of them freshwater and some even marine, feeding only on fish. Of the few terrestrial species, the leech found locally is Chtonobdella whitmani. Unlike the ticks that also plague us, leeches do not inject any toxins. A slight sting, a few days itch, otherwise harmless. Yet our visitors are horrified at the black, slimy slugs sucking blood from their legs. Wait till they’ve had them hanging from their eyelids or sucking on their lips! Once a leech has attached it can be very difficult to pluck or scrape off. If you don’t want to wait until it drops off, the easiest method is to sprinkle it with salt. But this can be a bit messy as the leech immediately disgorges its stomach content of semi-digested blood! Editor: Kon says, “Isn’t it interesting that in the Middle Ages doctors used leeches so much that doctors themselves were called leeches. Nowadays that title refers to other professions, for obvious reasons.
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hen the word cymbidium is mentioned, most people immediately think of the huge flowering plants we see in florist and garden shops. There are over 40 species of cymbidium orchids, mostly from the various countries of Asia. Australia can boast its own line of cymbidiums. In fact we have three species, and two of them are found right here in Eumundi. They are C. Suave and C.Madidum. (The third member of our clan is C.Canaliculatum and is found further north.) C.Suave grows in the open eucalyptus forests along the east coast from Newcastle to the top end. They live at all levels of eucalyptus trees and sometimes she-oaks. They thrive by having their roots penetrate the heart of decaying wood inside either a fork in the trunk or notches on limbs of their host trees. Sometimes a huge colony up to 1m in diameter can be spotted. When the host tree finally dies and crashes to the ground, the attached orchid can continue to grow as a terrestrial plant. The flower spikes are visible from late September and vary from pale green-yellow to rusty red-brown and good spikes can have up to 20 or more blooms. Sadly, a huge number of these orchids have been stolen from our forests, and this usually ends with the slow death of the plant. These plants have a symbiotic relationship with a fungus and are very difficult to grow and almost impossible to transplant, so please observe and enjoy. C.Madidum is similar in
appearance to C.Suave at first glance, but has a larger pseudo bulb, to 25cm across, and leaves to 90cm. The leaves are leathery in both species. Beautiful racemes of 3cm fragrant green-yellow or brown flowers emerge in the spring. Madidum is also known as the Buttercup Orchid and is much easier to grow than Suave. Like Suave, this orchid also grows on trees but in wetter areas and can be spotted on melaleuca, eucalypt and brush box trees – also emerging from ferns such as birds nests and elkhorns. When the ripe seed pods open, millions of spores are released onto the wind to drift through forests to start new colonies on suitable sites. Orchid growers are doing amazing things with these orchids in terms of colour and size of the flowers. They are also being crossed with other cymbidium species. Perhaps the best places to purchase these plants are at the many native orchid shows that are held in our district, usually in spring. These plants make beautiful pot plants and can be grown in hanging baskets, tree fern stumps or in the forks of suitable trees. Good quality cymbidium orchid mix can be purchased at these shows or from shops or growers. Grow in dappled shade with plenty of air movement. Please remember that it is illegal to remove all native orchid species from the wild. In most instances purchased plants have already been adapted for cultivation and you will have a choice of many interesting colours.
Celebrating 100 Years
iscover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre building turned 100 years old on 2 December. A magnificent tribute to the past and a sense of excitement towards the future permeated the full day’s program of celebrations. There were the congratulations, conversations and displays about memories of earlier times, a celebration cake cut by the two oldest persons present, Fay Miller and Wally Lait, a heritage town walk for children with adults dressed for 100 years ago, the launch of a Show and Share corner, a regional workshop on improving accessibility and social inclusion for visitors to Sunshine Coast heritage centres and galleries and high tea and prizes for the best aprons worn on the day. Photos: Alain Bouvier and Uwe Terton.
Thank you Thank you for joining us last week to celebrate the centenary of our building. It was a splendid day celebrating the past and marking out the future of our Centre. A special thanks to all our distinguished guests, our dressed-for-the-times Indee Theatre mates, our wonderful volunteers and all those who attended one or more of our centenary celebration day activities. We are very proud of our centenary display and our new local collector corner with teapots and aprons from around the world - please visit us soon to see these. We know you'll enjoy!
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Sports and Outdoors Brisbane International trophy comes to town
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Teachers and students from Prep-year 3 enjoying Eumundi State School’s swimming break-up carnival (top photo). Students from North Arm school competing at their annual carnival which was preceded by weekly visits to Eumundi Aquatic Centre for swimming lessons (bottom photo).
Caloundra’s Daniel Plant (left) with Sunshine Coast’s community tennis officer B J Curtis and Noosa’s Chris Jancevski at the Eumundi Tennis Club for the showing of the Brisbane International Trophy. Eumundi was included in a number of towns and cities for the trophy tour ahead of the tournament next year. The Club’s younger players enjoyed “Hot Shots” and refreshments.
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